L&Y cup progress

Norfolk CupLowestoft & Yarmouth 44, Norwich 8L&Y saw a superb debut from Chris Fletcher at full-back, and were desperate to find some form after two miserable recent losses.

Norfolk Cup

Lowestoft & Yarmouth 44, Norwich 8

L&Y saw a superb debut from Chris Fletcher at full-back, and were desperate to find some form after two miserable recent losses.

Norwich were simply not allowed to play their intended tactics and succumbed to an eight-try rout.

You may also want to watch:

In place of regular captain Marc Thomas, young No 8 Callum Cashman had a magnificent game, stealing line-outs at will, making ground with the ball, tackling hard and most importantly making the ball available at every opportunity.

The whole pack played their part in creating go-forward ball and concentrating on releasing it at the correct time to change the point of attack.

Most Read

This enabled the L&Y backs to show what they can do with some quality possession, and with fly-half Scott Nelson superbly varying his game, pacey centre Myles McAlone danced through for two breathtaking 40-metre solo scores in the second half.

A drive into the Norwich half started by Cashman and Lewis Davey and a break by Nelso then switched left. Hooker Chris Howe was on Nelson's shoulder to take the pass and score the first try.

A Norwich penalty narrowed the scores. L&Y immediately replied with Cashman and Tom Castleton giving quick ball to Nelson set up charging centre Steve Adams to stroll under the posts (converted Davey).

L&Y drove a line-out catch over the line and Davey touched down for 17-3 at half-time.

A line-out steal by Cashman set up a passing sequence which released McAlone for a dazzling score. This was quickly followed by another more typical L&Y try as Titterington peeled away from a driven line-out.

McAlone scorched to another impressive touchdown following a scrum against the head.

Nelson converted before Cashman deservedly got on the score sheet with a pickup and charge from the base of a five-metre scrum.

L&Y then lost the influential Davey to a serious knee injury, and in the resulting confusion Norwich managed their only try.

To round off the game, L&Y earned a line-out on the Norwich 22, a midfield break was halted but L&Y's forwards rolled on and Coleman managed to claim his second ever try by touching against the base of the post under a pile of bodies.

Team: Bristo (Newton), Howe, Titterington, Coleman, Wilkinson, Davey (Lewis), Taylor Crisp (McAthur), Cashman, Castleton, Nelson, Baordley, Adams, McAlone, Scott (Jary), Fletcher.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus